Holy friggin' crappoli.
I've been having a tough few weeks before Spring Break.
A major scholarship fell through, lots of stress and
major projects, dark circles and wrinkles under my
eyes, blah blah blah.
Every night I talk to my family on FaceTime and
for Valentine's Day my little sister bought me a chocolate
bar but I haven't been home to eat it, obviously being
quite far away. While on FaceTime,
I'd mentioned how I'd almost bought a giant stuffed teddybear but it was too much money, and how I'm down to one package of ramen and some almonds in my dorm room, and how I hardly have any socks. Now these were just offhand comments; I was just saying how my day went or explaining how my one pair of socks smelled like boots and I took them off but didn't have enough socks for the week to put on new ones. My family tells me I come home from college too thin, I explain meal plans, the repartee continues. College issues.
But then today happened. I popped out of 19th century art history, played the piano, got lunch and wrote so many notes (four pages) about Leonardo's Adoration of the Magi that my brain still hurts. The mail room emailed me that I had two packages waiting for me. Last night my mom warned me of a "surprise" coming and I figured they were mailing me the candy bar. But two packages? I was really ready to find a box empty except for the candy--like prank. Maybe one of my friends from the city sent something, or another family member--when I went to the union and gave them my ID, the girl came back with these HUGE boxes. They were so big I had to hold them with one arm and my chin to get through doors. It was what I'd always dreamed of as a little kid.
And inside..inside there was BREAKFAST FOODS and RAMEN and TUNA FOR LENT. I found INSPIRATIONAL FRENCH SOCKS and A STUFFED DUCK to snuggle with and ENOUGH CANDY THAT I NOW HAVE A CANDY DRAWER.
Sugar, food, stuffed animals and socks, people. I could not ask for more. Basically I was very surprised and touched because these were things I'd taken with a just-get-over-it attitude and so today is a very great Tuesday indeed. :)
How has your week been?
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